I've been lurking here a bit and posted a bit here and there. I first became interested in fractals back in University in 1996 when I toyed with Fractint and wrote a little C program to draw mandelbrots. I didn't do anything for a long time after that, but my interest has recently been rekindled. I wanted to refresh my programming skills so I started writing a program to draw mandelbrots. I read about Buddhabrots and was immediately hooked, so that is the path my program took!
Here is an image I rendered with my own software which is still very much a work-in-progress.
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